YA crazy bitcoin project
This project is maintained by Rusty Russell
A user (wow, I have a user!) reported several bugs, but the coolest
dumbwallet would freeze talking to
strace revealed that after a successful poll() write() on a socket
was taking 90 seconds! You can see the gory details in the
O_NONBLOCK it doesn’t do the complete write, but it doesn’t
return without blocking either. I didn’t expect
O_NONBLOCK to make
a difference on a ready socket.
I couldn’t find anything in Google, so I’m placing it here to remedy that.
Side note: the reason I didn’t find it sooner is that
io_connect() code was making the socket async to do asynchronous
connect(), then by typo, calling
fcntl(fd, F_SETFD,...) instead of
F_SETFL which didn’t restore blocking.